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Engaging with the security sector

GNWP engages in dialogues with Defense Ministries, military and police forces in the implementation of the WPS Resolutions in a number of countries since 2010. Engaging with the Defense Ministries, military and police forces is key, because uniformed personnel patrolling Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps understand the special needs of women and girls: they are able to take more appropriate actions to protect them from sexual and gender-based violence. Furthermore, given their direct involvement in conflict, military officials have distinct insights that inform peace negotiations. Engaging with the security sector on matters of women and peace and security opens up crucial possibilities for cooperation in addressing security concerns.


With the end goals of preventing violent conflicts and achieving a more comprehensive framework of security that reflects local community perspectives, the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders in partnership with the Permanent Mission of Chile to the UN and the Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of...
In Colombia, Nepal and the Philippines, GNWP members serve as key trainers on the application of the WPS resolutions to the operations of the Colombian Armed Forces, the Nepali Army and Nepali Armed Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. 
Military and police officers, as well as civilian personnel from Defense Ministries, military and police forces have participated in numerous trainings on UNSCR 1325, 1820 and the supporting resolutions that GNWP has conducted in conflict-affected countries, such as Burundi, Colombia, the...